Finlay Gorman is leaving Leeds United to join Manchester City shortly; the Whites may receive a transfer fee exceeding £5 million for the player.
This month, Leeds’ academy has received a lot of attention. Players in the youth setup are also becoming more well-liked, and Archie Grey is enjoying a lot of attention on the senior team.
Finlay Gorman has been a huge topic of conversation this week with a move to Manchester City in the pipeline.
What’s new with Finlay Gorman and Man City?
It was revealed this week that Leeds had agreed to a seven-figure sum to allow 15-year-old attacker Gorman to move to Man City, a British record for a player of that age.
Leeds could be eligible to receive a fee exceeding £5 million if Gorman is able to “fulfil his potential” at the Etihad. This information has been disclosed by The Athletic.
City knew they had to sign a “generational” talent who could compete at the same level as £73 million former Etihad youth product Jadon Sancho, so they spent months scouting at Leeds’ youth games before attempting to sign him:
“Gorman was seen at City as the sort of quality young talent they had to sign if the chance arose, on a par with predecessors Jadon Sancho, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens and Liam Delap.”
Leeds was in a position in these negotiations where they had to accept Man City’s first offer or accept compensation that would have been far less.
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£5 million for a 15-year-old is absolutely ridiculous money, and it not only illustrates the kind of talent we are discussing but also highlights the current problems within the elite clubs.
Gorman was obviously meant for greatness at Leeds and may still be at Manchester City, but this is a significant step, and he is under a lot of pressure already.
He’s in the best hands possible if Man City think he can be the player he seems destined to be, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be a mainstay at the Etihad.